A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Ichinohe in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, 141.5393° East, 40.0989° North, depth 107.33 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:21:10 / 9:21 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us100033da. Ids that are associated to the event: us100033da. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 107.33 km (67 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/15 / 2015-08-19 12:21:10 / August 19, 2015 @ 12:21 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hanamaki, Ōtsuchi, Tōno. Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 23 km ESE of Ichinohe, Japan.
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